New Documentary Explores Racism in the War on Drugs
Caron Butler’s “The Green Dream” shines a light on the devastation faced by Black and Latinx people who are criminalized for marijuana in record numbers.
Study Q&A: Report Examines Dangerous Effects of Pretrial Detention
Colorlines talked to the authors—who hail from Vera Institute of Justice and MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge—about the report’s findings.
WATCH: Trailer for Ava Duvernay's 'When They See Us'
The four-part limited Netflix series about the Central Park Five stars a slew of esteemed actors, including Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo.
Marijuana Doc 'Grass Is Greener' Highlights War on Black and Latinx Communities
Fab 5 Freddy’s directorial debut explores the history of weed in the United States, including its criminalization and impact on music.
Chicago Sues Jussie Smollet for Money Spent on Investigation
The civil suit seeks roughly $130,000 plus legal fees, which is the maximum amount allowed by law.
Q&A: How These Oregon Leaders Are Empowering Black Women in the Criminal Justice System
Colorlines talks to Abbey Stamp and O’Nesha Cochran, two women at the forefront of revolutionary change in their community.
READ: Chicago Implements GPS Monitoring Devices That Calls, Records Children Without Their Consent
Cook County officials say the monitoring tool improves communication with children, but critics say it is an invasion of privacy and violation of the Constitution.
'Blowin’ Up' is a New Doc About a Court Room That Rules In Favor of Compassion
What happens when sex workers receive support rather than punishment? Everything.
The Marshall Project Launches Print Publication for People Living Behind Bars
News Inside is distributed at prisons and jails.
New PBS Doc 'Tre Maison Dason' Explores Growing Up With An Incarcerated Parent
One in 14 American children has a parent who is currently, or was previously, in prison. “Tre Maison Dasan” follows three of these children.
New Report Highlights Need, Strategies for Juvenile Justice Reform
The Urban Institute and the Youth First Initiative want to help America move away from youth incarceration in favor of community-based solutions.
Prosecutors Drop All 16 Charges Against Jussie Smollett
The state’s attorney’s office says the actor’s community service and agreement to forfeit his bond led it to dismiss the charges.
Atlanta Child Murders Case Reopened Ahead of New Documentary
ID’s “The Atlanta Child Murders” spurred the reopening of the 40-year old case of 29 missing and dead Black children.
Florida House Advances Bill That Would Limit Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated
Will formerly incarcerated Florida residents be forced to pay fees before their voting rights are restored?
ICYMI: Meek Mill's New Docuseries Has a Teaser Trailer
In “#FreeMeek,” the Philly rapper hero details his firsthand experience with the criminal justice system.
New Report Offers Big Picture Look at Mass Incarceration
The Prison Policy Initiative shines a light on racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
New Report Analyzes Racial Bias in Police Traffic Stops
The Stanford Policing Project determined Black and Latinx drivers are pulled over more frequently than White drivers, even with less evidence of wrongdoing.
States Consider Ban on Shackling Incarcerated People During Childbirth
The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that roughly 12,000 pregnant women are jailed in the United States each year.
Should Jussie Smollett Have Been Indicted on 16 Felony Counts?
Twitter users weigh in on the latest development in the case.
Former Juvenile Lifers Need a Pressure Valve [Op-Ed]
Abd’Allah Wali Lateef of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth makes the case for social service, mental health and parole policy reform to help former life-sentenced children successfully return to society.